Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Learner Profile Attributes and Metaphors

The Grade 6s came up with a very unique idea of displaying the Learner Profile attributes as metaphors. These attributes, you have to admit,  are abstract and hard to pin down even with a few choice words or a definition.

Take a look at what they came up with.

 A piggy bank represents "Knowledgeable"

Can you tell us why?

 Opened -minded is represented as a tent with its flaps open.

Balanced takes on the guise of a pair of corrective lenses.

The body language of the old lady says it all for Reflective!

Caring is a box not of chocolates but hearts. We had a great discussion on why people choose the heart symbol to describe emotions such as love.

Risk-taker is the champion swimmer who braves the cold waters and scoffs at all the big sharks and pounding waves.

Inquirer takes on the metaphor of shoes. Guess why!

See if you can come up with rich metaphors that represent the learner profile attributes!


  1. Wonderful...your students have done a commendable job...great thinkers...really liked the piggy bank, tent and the shoes!


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